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Auricular Chondritis Treatment
I was told I had chondritis of 2nd rib almost 3 weeks ago. Pain has stopped but hard bump on rib still. How long does it usually last?
See details: A localized issue in a single rib is very unusual so it is difficult to offer an answer without being able to personally examine the area. If it was due to trauma give it 3-6 weeks. If it was not, see a rheumatologist to find out why this occurred and to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Could chondritis cause flares of aching pain under and around bottom of rib cage, front and back, that worsens with activity and improves lying down?
Unlikely: Other issues are more likely. Have you seen a rheumatologist? ...Read more
See details: You can learn best by googling the term. It is pain and tenderness in the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the sternum or breast bone. It is often described as an inflammation but studies have shown that is only rarely the case. The cause is unknown but it is often a component of fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes. ...Read more
Chondritis - why is there hardly anything known about this? I was diagnosed with this wednesday and I have not found much information.
I think I may have chondritis, because everytime I flex my chest or bend over directly in the center hurts. What should I do? How does it go away?
4 mos ago had cost chondritis. Have had 2 recurrences since. Viral infections shouldn't recur should they? Thanks
Post by-pass surgery have developed conditions causing considerate on-going chest pain. Doctors debating between angina and costal chondritis for 2 yr?
Suffer from costo chondritis. MY doctor won't prescribe anything other than paracetamol. My gran gave me melfen. Is it safe?
Ibuprofen: Melfen is ibuprofen. It can be a good choice for costrocondritis, if there is no concern for stomach irritation, kidney issues, or bleeding limiting its use. Usualy dose would be 600 to 800 mg 3 times a day (with food) for 5 to 7 days. I would still check with your doctor to make sure that there is not a reason that melfen was not suggested initially. ...Read more
Petechiae on hard palate x1 week. No known trauma. Dx Wegener's (kidney, skin, joint now with chondritis) currently flaring. Vasculitis related?
I've had chondritis in left rib cage, inflammation of the left eye, and my arms feel heavy and achy all in the past 6 months. What is going on?
Need more informatio: This is something you need to discuss with your physician. There is a condition called Polychondritis which could also involve the eye. I cannot confirm that this is what you have but something you can discuss with your physician. Relapsing Polychondritis is a systemic process which can cause inflammation in a blood vessels called vasculitis ...Read more
Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more
Hands & feet warm: Keep your hands and feet warm. When exposed to cold weather, wear warm gloves and stockings. Use chemical warmers for hands and feet. Medication, (vasodilators) may help but not too much. ...Read more
Usually harmless: These very seldom cause disease, and normally life on our bodies as harmless little passengers. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more
Risky: Starting just prior to 1900, topical anesthesia was available so cataract surgery could be performed painlessly. The procedure at the time involved opening the eye and bluntly removing the entire lens and hoping that would be all that would exit the eye. A strong eyeglass was required afterwards. Now with ultrasound and microscopes, etc. Cataract removal can be done safely and predictably. ...Read more
1. As always, treat the MS with a potent disease modifying agent, such as Gilenya, Tysabri, (natalizumab) or Lemtrada.
2. The hip issue is not caused by the MS but needs orthopedic attention, and if surgery needed, there is NO contra-indication for anesthesia or surgery. Neither will affect the MS. ...Read more
Mrsa treatment? A minor medical prescribed minocycline because my white count was in the 9000's. Is this the best treatment?
Does an elevated systolic BP need treatment if diastolic in 70's. How is this treated to prevent diastolic getting pushed too low?
Yes...: Systolic is the one which causes acute problem....has to be controlled. Diastolic is related to the atherosclerotic stiffness of your vascularsystem.....it is good that, yours is low. There are some disease entities where only systolic high pressure occurs......your PMD will look for them. ...Read more
Hello. Can you please tell me what is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? And can this condition appear in late 20's? Thanks
Is treatment different for c-shaped scoliosis vs. S-shaped? What is the difference, if any, in treatment for c-shaped and s-shaped scoliosis? .
Varies: It is a bit of a generalization, but usually when you talk about a c shaped curve, you are talking about a single curve. An s shaped curve usually refers to a double curve in which one curve is often compensating for the other. Treatment is more based upon the size of the curve and the skeletal age of the patient than whether it is c or s shaped. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
S.O & I trying for baby#2 for 8 mths now & Dr found a cyst & wants me to take B.CFor 3mths won't that affect me trying to convince after the treatment?
Ah, PCOS: Would be treated that way. Certainly birth control will prevent pregnancy by giving hormones all the time and messing up cycling. Some people have part of the ovary making high amounts of hormones...making their own internal birth control pill. The hope (it is at best 50/50) is that stopping everything w. birth control hits the reset button. ...Read more
Therapy, meds: Agoraphobia, or fear of crowds (literally of the marketplace) is amenable to treatment with psychotherapy and/or medications, including ssris and others. Discuss a referral with your pcp; depending on comfort level, they or a mental health provider can discuss medication options in addition to therapy. ...Read more
For best results: Unfortunately it is diffuse diseases, it involves nipple and areola complex, when this area is removed will be cosmetically unacceptable, and is a aggressive disease are the reasons for mastectomy, although wide resection with good margins possible along with chemo-radiation is possible. It is also easier to reconstruct breast after mastectomy, if needed take a second opinion., discuss. ...Read more
Both: A cath will allow them to look inside the arteries. If there is a significant blockage they can fix it. ...Read more
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